02 Jul 2016
Icon have bought UK and Da Capo North American rights in Ghost Riders, Mark Felton’s filmic account of how GIs joined forces with surrendered German soldiers and liberated prisoners-of-war to save the worlds finest horses from the SS and Red Army in an extraordinary battle at the close of the war in Europe.
16 Jun 2016
Sean McMeekin’s The Ottoman Endgame is one of six books shortlisted for the 2015 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature . The final winner will be announced at the annual award ceremony in the autumn .
11 Jun 2016
Interesting piece by Casey Watson on how to manage children’s behaviour
10 Jun 2016
David McClure has written a very interesting piece for the International Business Times on the royal family’s mysterious finances.
‘They do things differently on Planet Windsor. That’s the term given by Prince Charles’s most recent biographer to the rarefied world inhabited by the royal family. What Catherine Mayer had in mind were the peculiarities and rivalries of court life, but in my experience researching a book on the wealth of the Windsors it also applies to how the royal family is immune to the normal rules of public scrutiny.’
01 Jun 2016
Todd Crowell has written a fascinating new article on the tense situation between China and Japan. “China and Japan are redefining the nature and purpose of the Coast Guard. Americans still think in terms of air-sea rescue or chasing drug smugglers when they think about their Coast Guard. China and Japan think about their Coast Guards in terms of realpolitik. The two nominally civilian services are on the front lines of territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas. Both countries are adding to their coast guard fleets at a breakneck pace. One could almost call it a Coast Guard arms race, except that the vessels are lightly armed if armed at all.”
Todd’s Kindle Single on this subject, The Coming War, was recently published by Thistle Books.
29 May 2016
Martin Williams’s Parliament Ltd:: A journey to the dark heart of British politics was the subject of a feature
and book review in Sunday Times today.
“Eye-popping analysis of politicians’ finances … a fascinating and important work.”
28 May 2016
According to publishersmarketplace, Andrew Lownie is the second top selling agent in the world with thirty three deals in the last six months just behind Jill Marsal , who specialises in women’s romance, at thirty six.
He is also1 in International rights: UK Non-fiction 2 in Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs 2 in Biography 3 in Reference
28 May 2016
Wonderful review of Alan White’s Shadow State: Inside The Secret Companies That Run Britain in Evening Standard
”..this powerful account of the impact of the privatisation of public services in this country,..this book is worth reading…a timely and important analysis of this often overlooked feature of public life.”
27 May 2016
Chinese rights in Lawrence James’s Churchill and Empire and Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa, 1830-1980.
US rights in Desmond Seward’s Henry V.
Polish rights in Daniel Tammet’s Thinking in Numbers.